I’m sure you’ve heard by now about these durable and machine washable rugs. If you’re a clean freak like me, the idea of throwing an entire beautiful rug into the washing machine is too good to pass up. These are not the cheapest types of carpets out there, so you may wonder how good they are before investing your money in one. I hope my Ruggable review answers your questions and helps you make a decision.
I’ve owned many durable rugs (six to be exact) for many years, so I have first-hand experience. Suffice it to say, I am Do Like these rugs. However, it is not perfect.
I discuss all my opinions in this post – pros and cons. Is it really easy to clean? How is it held up? Can you vacuum them without problems? How exactly do you wash them? Read on.
(This article has been updated with the latest features and styles available in Ruggable.)
Rugable features and options
Since I purchased my first Ruggable rug in 2016, these rugs have come a long way. At the time, they only had a few styles and only offered thin rug pads. Well, not anymore!
- SIZES: We now offer 22 x 32 bath mats, 24 x 36 doormats, rugs up to 10 x 14, rugs up to 12 feet and round rugs
- All rug pads feature a non-slip backing.
- Options: You can choose between standard (thin) or quilted (thick) rug pads and flat (thin) or tufted (thick) woven rug backings.
- Styles: They offer a lot of styles, including designer collaborations. You can find farmhouse, antique, Persian, traditional, geometric, and much more.
- Outdoor Rugs: Outdoor rugs are made of polyester, have a waterproof barrier, and are resistant to fading and mildew. Can be used indoors and outdoors.
How do they work and how do you clean them?
Rugables is a two-part system. There is a rug pad and a rug cover. The rug cover adheres to the rug pad with a Velcro type material. You only wash the rug cover, however, you can vacuum the rug pad. And yes, this means your rug is interchangeable. Want a new look? Simply purchase a new rug cover and place it over your existing rug pad.
I vacuum all my rough carpets without a problem. They are not removed from carpet pads using regular vacuuming. I *can’t* use the max of my setting, though Dyson Because it crashes. These mats are thin and the maximum suction is very strong.
I treated them with my favorite carpet cleaner without a problem. Wash them on a cold cycle with regular detergent. They come out shiny and new. You can dry them, but now I always put them on the pillow slightly damp. It flattens this way and dries very quickly.
Let’s get into this.
Easy to maintain
Durable carpets are incredibly easy to maintain. Whether it’s oversizes, long runners, or even smaller options, washing and spot treating them is super easy, and they always look perfect. And with two young kids and a dog in the house, I’ve had my fair share of messy spots. Mud, grass, barf, jelly joe, milk, juice, and red wine (the latter is for adults.)
And yes, you can empty it without a problem. Note: I can’t use the Max setting on my device Dyson Because the carpet is very thin and stops.
These rugs are not only practical, but also beautiful. Ruggable offers a variety of beautiful rug designs that have received many compliments. It is worth noting that these rugs feature designs printed on the covers, which contributes to giving them an aesthetic appearance.
Durable carpets are designed for comfort. But please keep in mind that a thin rug pad is: thin (1/8 inch thick). You will not feel comfortable under your feet. But it’s soft. If you choose quilted pillows (2/5 inch thick), the comfort level is much better, making them a good choice for bedrooms, living rooms, and in the kitchen sink. However, you may have trouble opening the door above them.
Fits under doorways
One practical advantage of durable rugs is that they are thin enough to fit into most doorways. This ensures that your carpets move seamlessly from one room to another without any obstruction.
The rug pads that come with the durable rugs are non-slip, which is especially useful for families with dogs or active children. You won’t have to constantly adjust or reposition your rugs, ensuring safety and stability.
For those who enjoy changing their home decor frequently, Ruggable offers an attractive feature – the ability to switch rug designs. This means you can effortlessly update your interior aesthetics whenever you want, making these rugs a versatile choice for style-conscious homeowners.
Pros in brief:
- Easy to maintain.
- Fits under doorways.
As I said before, these rugs are not perfect. this is the reason.
Carpet corners can wrinkle.
This only happened to one of my sturdy rugs. The others were fine. My theory is that washing and drying it multiple times caused the rug to shrink a bit or harden at the corners, causing it to start wrinkling. But the nets were really a problem. It is enough for me to remove the carpet and put it in another room.
I called Ruggable to complain and see if they offered a warranty or would return and they said no (I was out of the 30 day return period). They suggest using a low heat iron on the corners. It didn’t work. I also tried weighing down the corners with heavy books. It didn’t work. I tried skipping the dryer and putting the carpet in wet. Kind of a job. I finally used sticky rug pads (like this) Under the corners of carpet covers. This solution worked better and was enough for me to live with, but I still wasn’t completely out of the problem. This whole thing leads to my next trick.
Note: I have a YouTube video on my channel about Rugable that I filmed before My carpet started to wrinkle. I’m working on updating this part, and my other opinions from this video still hold true.
Bad return policy (but maybe there is a workaround?)
You have 30 days to return your rug. It must be free from damage and corrosion. It must also be in the original packaging. This is annoying, especially if you buy a larger rug. But whatever the case may be, it’s the same policy as other carpet retailers.
However, it has been said (through Reddit and other channels) that Rugable is Very picky About the return of their rug. You can’t have a piece of hair or fuzz on your rug otherwise they will refuse the return or give you a partial return. There is also a $25 restocking fee. This is nonsense. The customer is always right. That’s why Amazon has become a billion-dollar company.
Possible solution you mentioned? Amazon. Ruggable now offers some of its rug styles on Amazon. This could mean that you can get the rug and free shipping from Amazon, with good customer service and a return policy. I say may be Because I haven’t tried this personally.
However, anytime I have issues with products on Amazon, my money or credit is refunded. Amazon He presents Warranty from A to Z. Their customer service is top notch and they want happy customers. So this might be a good option to try.
Keep in mind: If you purchase through Amazon, you miss out on any discounts, sales, or leak club points available through the Ruggable site. So you have to weigh every option.
I have to say I was really annoyed after my conversation with Ruggable customer service about the rug curling. The representative was friendly, but didn’t seem to care that I was having a problem with the carpet curling. I feel like the low heat iron (which didn’t even work) had a poor response. I prefer to get a warranty or credit for a new carpet cover. Sure, this was fine after 30 days, but still. If carpet curls are a problem, you need to address them.
Expensive compared to other washable carpets
Let’s be honest. Rugables are a cost. Especially when compared to other washable carpets. Washable rugs are usually on the higher end of the price spectrum for washable rugs, but to be fair, they do offer unique benefits.
Designed with a two-part system, these mats feature a non-slip backing and a removable, machine washable cover. This design makes it more of an upfront investment compared to traditional washable carpets. If you’re on a tight budget, you can find affordable washable rugs on the market, but they may not provide the same level of comfort and style that Ruggables do at the table. Ultimately, it depends on your priorities and what you’re looking for in a washable rug.
Cons in brief:
- Return policy sucks.
- Potential curling angles.
- It can be expensive.
Would I buy Rugable again?
I’ve owned six Rugables in my life. I’ve also owned other washable rugs (Tumble, Revival, and Boutique Rugs). Despite the one rug that had a wrinkle issue, I would 100% buy these again. I really love them.
The positives outweigh the negatives for me. The designs are beautiful and easy to wash and I love that I can change the styles if I want. Although their return policy and customer service needs some work, Rugable continues to come out with new rug trends, styles, and options. Plus, if you take advantage and buy during Black Friday, you can get an even better deal. In the future, just buy a new cover for even more savings.
Before you take the plunge and invest in a durable piece or any other home decor item, I encourage you to explore further. Reading about real-life experiences and user reviews can be invaluable in making an informed decision.
I hope my review has provided valuable insights and information to help you in your decision-making process regarding durable carpets. Choosing the right home decor items is a personal and important decision, and it’s essential to have all the facts at your disposal.
Whether you’re attracted to the Ruggable’s ease of maintenance, beautiful designs, or convenience features, I think this review has highlighted different aspects to consider. If you have any further questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us. Happy carpet shopping!
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Karen Sloan is the founder, editor, and syndicated content writer for www.decorhint.com. They offer glimpses of inspiration for everyday life, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, Bustle, and more.